See and Do


The devil creates work for idle hands. (Someone with nothing to do will put the cats on the fire)

An duine aig nach eil càil ri dhèanamh, cuiridh na cait air an teine


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Island Highlights

Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Gearrannan (Garenin) is a restored blackhouse village on the west side of the Isle of Lewis

Lemreway

Lemreway is a small crofting and fishing village on the shores of Loach Sealg in the South Lochs area of Lewis.

Coll Beach

Beautiful beach approximately five miles from Stornoway. Suitable for walking, wind-surfing, kite flying. There is also a caravan park with toilets

Camas na Clibhe (Cliff Beach)

Camas na Clibhe (Cliff beach) is a quartz sand beach situated on the Valtos peninsular in the Uig parish of Lewis.

Tiumpan Head

Tiumpan Head is located at the far eastern end of the Eye peninsula on Lewis

Port Nis

Port Nis (Port of Ness) is in the parish of Ness, the most northerly parish in Lewis.

Traigh Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

Traigh Dail Beag (Dalbeg) is a lovely small bay and beach on the west side of Lewis.

Callanish Standing Stones

The Callanish Stones can be found near the village of Callanish in west Lewis just above Loch Roag.

Ard Feinis

Ard Feinis is a rocky promontory just south of Mangurstadh in the south west of Lewis.

Bridge to Nowhere

The Bridge was built - and there was meant to be a road that would ling Tolsta to Skigersta at Ness. The mixing of many tons of concrete went into making the bridge and this was all done by hand!

Traigh Dhail Mhor (Dalmore)

Dail Mhor (Dalmore) is a long sandy beach with sea stacks, on the Atlantic Coast of the Isle of Lewis

Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach)

Traigh Bhostadh is a sheltered shell sand beach at the north end of Great Bernera. The Iron Age House and Time and Tide Bell are both sited here, along with ample parking and toilets.

Ardroil Sands

Camas Uige or Uig Bay is in a national scenic area in the south west of Lewis.

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta) is a beautiful beach in the parish of Uig in south west Lewis.

Malacleit

Malacleit is a peaceful crofting village situated on the edge of Traigh Bhalaigh (Vallay) on the north coast of North Uist.

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach)

Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach) is a very long, sweeping, white sand beach in Uig

Traigh Iar

Traigh Noisaboist (Nisabost) is a spectacular west coast beach with extensive views across the Sound of Taransay.

Loch Bee

Loch Bee is a very large brackish loch which stretches from the west side of South Uist to the east side

Heaval

Heaval is the highest point on the Isle of Barra at 383 metres

Traigh Seilebost

Traigh Seilebost is a beautiful sandy beach on the south side of Traigh Luskentyre.

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

A beautiful reserve on the north west coast of North Uist with sandy beaches, rocky foreshore,, marshes and sand dunes.

Kisimul Castle

Kisimul Castle sits on a rocky islet just off the coast of Barra at Castlebay

Loch Crabhadal

Loch Crabhadal (Cravadal) is a wild, remote and spectacular area of North Harris.

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  1. Tiumpan Head is located at the far eastern end of the Eye peninsula on Lewis
  2. Northton temple harris
    This area, from the township of Taobh Tuath to the headland of Rubh' an Teampaill, has numerous sites of archaeological significance.
  3. Statue of the famous grizzly bear Hercules, who escaped and went on the run during filming Benbecula in 1980. Find out more about the story at Langass Woodland.
  4. Beach laning in Barra
    The only place in the world where scheduled flights land on the beach!
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  1. Hen Harrier © Lauries Campbell
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    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
    Short-eared Owl © Laurie Campbell
    Hen Harrier © Lauries Campbell
    © James Smith
    Merlin © Laurie Campbell
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    Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5LY

    Isle Of Benbecula

    A path runs across Benbecula, through an area of low lying moorland and lochs. This is an excellent area for hen harrier, short-eared owl and merlin during the breeding season.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Rueval to your Itinerary

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    Haun, Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JH

    Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist


    Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book, The Lewis Man, two teenage brothers, Peter and Johnny and a young girl, Ceit are brought to South Uist.  They were referred to as "homers" as they had been in an orphanage and the Catholic Church had shipped them to South Uist and boarded them out with a families in Eriskay. This house in Eriskay is where…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Ceit's (Catherine's) House Eriskay to your Itinerary

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    Rodel, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS5 3TW

    Isle of Harris

    Large iron-roofed 18th-century structure, it is thought to have been a store or ‘keeping house’ with two floors and three bays.

    Add 18. The Girnal to your Itinerary

  4. © Laurie Campbell

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    Kilpheder Beach, Kilpheder, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Common Seals can be found along the rocky areas inshore at low tide.

    Add Common Seal - Kilpheder to your Itinerary

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    Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DS

    Isle Of Lewis

    An Lanntair’s award winning building, designed by Nicoll Russell Studios, is inspired by its name, which means “the beacon” in Gaelic.

    Add 3.  An Lanntair to your Itinerary

  6. Address

    Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2DS

    Telephone

    01851 703307

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    The largest arts facility in the Outer Hebrides and comprises a gallery, performance space/cinema, education room, bar/restaurant and gift shop. It has won many awards including a Come to Britain Trophy and Traditional Music Venue of the year.

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    • Gaelic Speaking

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    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome

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    Catering

    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Evening Meal Available

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    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available

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    • Disabled Citizens

    Add An Lanntair to your Itinerary

  7. Address

    Amity House, Esplanade Quay, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2XS

    Telephone

    01851 702688

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Stornoway Harbour is it is the main seaport of the Outer Hebrides and provides a vital link to mainland Britain. The idyllic harbour town provides ample opportunity to explore the culture and tradition of Lewis that makes it so unique today.

    Add Stornoway Port Authority to your Itinerary

  8. Address

    Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5AA

    Telephone

    01870 603970

    Isle of North Uist

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is a place where people can meet, share ideas, learn new skills and experience cultural interpretation that is imaginative and stimulating.

    Add Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre to your Itinerary

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    Princes Strand, Eriskay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Eriskay, Isle of South Uist

    This pink and white, striped funnel-shaped flower is found only here in the Outer Hebrides

    Add Sea Bindweed - Princes Strand to your Itinerary

  10. Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust
    Copyright- Laurie Campbell and North Harris Trust

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    Loch Eynort, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    Can be seen over any of the hills here.

    Add Golden Eagle - Loch Eynort to your Itinerary

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    Borve, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3HT

    Isle of Harris

    Inspired by Scottish coastal Iron Age buildings. Designed by Stuart Bagshaw (Private residence, please view from the road)

    Add 16. The Broch House to your Itinerary

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    Loch Skipport, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

    Isle of South Uist

    13th June 1746. After a detatchment of MacLeod militia from Skye land on the island Neil and the Prince head back for South Uist. That night they sheltered at Acarsaid Fhalaich (The Hidden Anchorage) north of Uisinish.

    Add Location G - Acarsaid Fhalaich: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail to your Itinerary

  13. Atlantic Lights - Cliff -  Lustre
    Atlantic Lights - Dail Mòr - Solstice
    Atlantic Lights - Large Candle OOB - Solstice
    Atlantic Lights - Complete Set OOB Oblique - Beacon
    Atlantic Lights - Large Candle OOB - Glint
    Atlantic Lights - Complete Set OOB Oblique - Glint
    Atlantic Lights - Complete Set OOB Oblique - Lustre
    Atlantic Lights - Cliff -  Lustre
    Atlantic Lights - Dail Mòr - Solstice
    Atlantic Lights - Large Candle OOB - Solstice
    Atlantic Lights - Complete Set OOB Oblique - Beacon
    Atlantic Lights - Large Candle OOB - Glint
    Atlantic Lights - Complete Set OOB Oblique - Glint
    Atlantic Lights - Complete Set OOB Oblique - Lustre

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    An Cnoc, 46A South Shawbost, ISLE OF LEWIS, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9BJ

    Telephone

    01851 710402

    ISLE OF LEWIS

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    From the cusp of the Atlantic shores of the Isle of Lewis, hand poured soy wax candles, wax melts & reed diffusers with Hebridean inspired fragrances.

    Add Atlantic Lights to your Itinerary

  14. Address

    Eriskay, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JJ

    Telephone

    01878 700305

    Isle of South Uist

    Constructed by the islanders themselves under the guidance of Fr. Allan McDonald using local stone, timber salvaged from wrecks and a lime mortar of burnt shells and sand in 1899-1903. The altar rests on the bow of a lifeboat.

    Add 26. St Michael’s of the Sea to your Itinerary

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    Skigersta, Ness, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0TH

    Ness, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson

    Skigersta harbour is where Peter May imagined to be "Crobost" harbour.  In The Blackhouse having spent many years as a detective in Edinburgh, he returns to Lewis to investigate the murder of an old school friend's brother Angus "Angel"  Macritchie. He revists his old haunts in Ness, where he was brought up - the…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Purple Boat at Skigersta Harbour to your Itinerary

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    Port Of Ness, Ness, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XA

    Ness, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson

    The boathouse at the harbour in Port of Ness is the scene of the murder in The Blackhouse, that Detective Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. Fin left "Crobost" as a teenager and returns as a detective to investigate the case. The victim is known to Fin. He is the brother of an old school friend.

    "The…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Port of Ness Harbour to your Itinerary

  17. Benbecula: walker at Reuval
    Benbecula: Rueval view
    Benbecula: Reuval summit
    Benbecula: walker on Liniclate beach
    Benbecula: runners on Liniclate beach
    Grimsay: causeway
    Benbecula: walker at Reuval
    Benbecula: Rueval view
    Benbecula: Reuval summit
    Benbecula: walker on Liniclate beach
    Benbecula: runners on Liniclate beach
    Grimsay: causeway

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    Start: Liniclate, Benbecula, Finish: Grimsay

    Islands: 2 (Benbecula, Grimsay)
    Causeways: 1
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 13.5 miles
    Route Time: 5 hours
    Grade: Easy to moderate

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section E: Liniclate to Grimsay to your Itinerary

  18. Urgha
    Urgha

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    Start: Tarbert, Harris, Finish: Scaladale, Harris

    Islands: 1 (Harris)
    Causeways: 0
    Ferries: 0
    Distance: 9 miles
    Route Time:4 hours
    Grade: Easy to moderate

    Add Hebridean Way Walking Route Section J: Tarbert to Scaladale to your Itinerary

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